Jeep Unveils All-Electric Version of the Wrangler as Company Continues Push for EV Fleet

By Thomas Price Monday, March 22, 2021

As environmental sustainability continues to play a larger role in what many companies and businesses do in the future, the auto industry has made a major push for EV production. This has extended to nearly all different major car companies as the future of the business looks to be fully electric. One of the latest additions into the transition toward EV has come from Jeep as the car company recently revealed at the annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari its plans to unveil a fully electric version of one of their most popular models, the Wrangler.

Jeep industrial estate in the UK.

Current Details on the EV

The car manufacturing company plans to unveil the fully electric version of the Wrangler in action. The so-called Wrangler Magneto will be the first-ever all-electric Wrangler that the company has ever offered and is a part of the larger ongoing electrification movement in the auto business today. While currently still a concept car, the company plans to show off the range and power of the EV this weekend at the Moab Easter Jeep Safari.

Many major details about the EV are still unknown as the car company has not yet released information on battery range or when the car will be available for consumer purchase. The zero-emissions vehicle will have 4x4 power and capabilities, according to the vice president of Jeep North America, Jim Morisson. The concept EV is based on the 2020 version of the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, with the traditional internal combustion motor being replaced by four batteries and an e-motor.

Despite the switch to an electric motor, the business has ensured that the EV will have an identical 285 horsepower as the regular model alongside a 0-60 mph of just 6.8 seconds.

Jeep’s Long-Term EV Plans

While the unveiling of their new EV is a big step for the business, Jeep has much more tangible goals in the immediate future. The car company recently announced that there would be a partially or fully electric version of every car that Jeep manufactures. As it stands, the Wrangler in particular is already offered in a hybrid version named the 4xE. The business also announced plans to begin installing solar-powered EV charging stations all over the country at various popular offroading sites, making the activity more accessible to the EV world.

Jeep’s recent announcements fit well with the ongoing movement in the car manufacturing business to begin seriously transitioning their vehicle toward more environmentally sustainable options.

When commenting on Jeep’s Wrangler Magneto concept car, vice president of Jeep North America, Jim Morrison, said, “It’s a sustainable, stealthy, rock-climbing force. It’s a zero-emissions concept vehicle with Jeep 4x4 capability taken to the next level.”

The Wrangler Magneto will be presented at the Moab Easter Jeep Safari alongside several other concept cars from the business. The other cars will be equipped with traditional internal combustion engines or hybrid engines, as the car company looks to gauge audience and consumer reactions to the offerings for future large-scale production.

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Tom Price is a writer focusing on entertainment and sports features. He has a degree from NYU in English with a minor in Creative Writing. He has been previously published for Washington Square News, Dignitas, CBR, and Numbers on the Boards.

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